To take the initiative to survive or to wait for help, that is the question

Sarah 2022-09-21 20:29:11

From my post-mortem Zhuge Liang's point of view, wouldn't the protagonist climb to the top of the mountain and use the radio to send out a distress signal.

Maybe it's useless to go in the morning, because the missing days are too short, and it has not been registered as a missing person, and the distress signal will be ignored directly.

Maybe he didn't find a mountain high enough in the days he was hanging out mid-mountain, up to Widow's Peak.

Maybe he is someone who would rather take the initiative to survive and exhaust everything possible before sticking to waiting for help.

In order to learn from the protagonist's harrowing experience, I felt it necessary to summarize what he did wrong and right.


1. You should not continue skiing from the top of the mountain in bad weather

2. You should not choose a snow track that you have never tried in bad weather

3. You shouldn't forcefully go out skiing when you have an injury on your leg. Later, the injured leg became a drag.

4. You should not keep your mobile phone or radio on all the time, wasting electricity.

5. You should not carry firelights with you, such as matches or flint. In extremely cold places, fire is the first thing that can prolong life. The first is heating. The male protagonist fell into the water once, and he made the right choice. He took off his wet clothes to dry at the first time, even if his bare bottom was half frozen in the snow. A fire can quickly dry your clothes while keeping your naked self warm. The second benefit of Tinder is protection from predators.

6. Run aimlessly. I think it's either to keep walking in one direction, such as going straight down the mountain. If you have no confidence in which direction to go, it is better to go to the top of the mountain to signal and wait for rescue.

What did he do right:

1. Don't swallow snow directly when you are thirsty. According to the female search and rescue team leader, eating snow not only fails to replenish water, but also causes water shortage. So the male protagonist used a plastic bag to cover the snow into water and drink it.

2. The athlete's physical foundation allows him to endure much longer than the average person in extreme cold and hunger. So there is no harm in exercising regularly.

3. Dig snow caves to sleep at night. The body temperature is determined by two factors, one is the ambient temperature and the other is the wind speed. Cold winds quickly remove heat from your body, so staying in a snow cave where the wind can't blow can preserve your body temperature.

4. Raise the snowboard and let out a roar to deter the snow wolf. To deal with hungry wolves, you can't show fear, they can smell it, and people can't outrun wolves, and their stamina is not as good as wolves, and wolves like to fight in teams. Enlarging the body area and making loud noises may scare them away.

5. Immediately take off wet clothes to dry after falling ashore. Wearing wet clothes not only can't keep you warm, but it also makes your body feel like it's been soaked in ice water. So you have to undress immediately, even naked is better than wet clothes.

I think so much, if there are any mistakes or omissions, please correct me.

Another feeling is that extreme cold is the most cruel torture, and no one can escape from extreme cold. The male protagonist lost two legs below the knee. To engage in extreme sports, you must be in awe of nature, otherwise you will pay the price.

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  • Eric LeMarque: Hi Mom. It's me. I don't really know what it is I wanna say. But I don't think I have much time so. I just want you to know I'm OK with how this ends. And that I'm sorry. I'm sorry for everything. Turns out I'm a bit of a coward myself. It's funny that we only get to live life forward. It never makes any sense until we're looking back. I love you, Mom.

  • Boston Bruins Coach: It's not I, it's we. It's the crest on the front, not the name on the back. You're gonna have to figure that out.